One person died after being rescued by firefighters from a house fire in Crystal Lake that also trapped at least two dogs inside the home Thursday morning, authorities said.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 7:37 a.m. Thursday to the 900 block of Coventry Lane in Crystal Lake for a report of a structure fire.
A neighbor called 911 to report they saw the home was on fire and one resident and three dogs were possibly still inside.
Fire officials said firefighters arrived on the scene within six minutes to find smoke and flames showing from the single-family residence.
Firefighters began rescue operations and removed one person from the home.
Paramedics treated them and transported the occupant to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley where they died, fire officials said.
Firefighters also rescued two of the three dogs. It is unknown if the third dog died inside the fire or if it escaped.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to bring additional fire department resources to the scene.
The Algonquin, McHenry, Huntley, Woodstock, Fox River Grove, Cary, Wauconda, Carpentersville, Marengo and West Dundee responded to the scene or covered calls in Crystal Lake.
No firefighters were injured during the fire, fire officials said.
The McHenry County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the victim.
The fire remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.